Well, I’m back! I had a fairly fun trip minus one minor hiccup at the start in which there was a rather large accident up the road from us and we all ended up stuck in a dead-stop for around 2 hours. (It was okay though, everybody just got out of their cars and chatted while some people walked their dogs. I stretched, and got to say hello to some nice pups which is always a bonus! )
I also had time to write- which means it’s progress report time!
I mostly worked on Daisy’s sidequest while I was away (and also the shorts which you can find at the bottom of this post here!) So that’s almost entirely done now (just about 2 1/2 more scene bites to go on that, which is good!)
I also went back and had some more ideas to flesh out some bits and pieces of the optional memories, so I added in some more skeletal code there which I’m finishing up this week since they were feeling a little… messy to me. But maybe I’m a perfectionist when it comes to writing so, eh. (Totally not avoiding Yolanda’s interview until I’m forced to work on it as the last one because it’s already almost too big to upload to dashingdon and I still have several questions to go so I know I’m gonna have to split it up or trim it down ahahaha what are you talking about that’s ridiculous…? )
But, yeah! Overall, very productive vacation. Which is good! Because I know I have more time now than I’m going to in… well, really just a week. So I want to push forward as much as possible and write as much as I can before my free time evaporates into the stratosphere. (Most likely not going to finish the update before this happens but I want to shovel through as much as I can so that I can at least finish it up quickly even after my writing time is diminished.)
But, yeah! That’s my progress report for now!
When Raf gets angry he goes quiet.
And when he’s Harbinger?
It can actually be very intimidating.
But all that being said- he’s difficult to anger, since he’s normally pretty peaceful. (Though I will say this: The fastest and surest way to invoke Raf’s rage is threatening and/or otherwise harming someone he cares about.)
I can just imagine the MC being in the middle of a very important investigation and suddenly their phone rings and they pick up and all they hear on the other side is explosions and other chaos.
V is probably responsible.
Ahhh, I love them! They both looks so cute! I love Lucy’s expression- very Lucy!
This is a good tangential break.
Especially since he was in Enchanted where he played someone who is, (and I quote from Wikipedia:) “A cynical, New York City divorce attorney who does not believe in true love or happily-ever-after.”
Cynical? Doesn’t believe in true love? Or happily-ever-after?
Sounds like Ricky.
I know this was posted a while ago since I was gone but I’m sorry you felt sick! I hope you feel better/if you don’t feel better then I hope you feel better soon!
Oooh, I love your MC! (Also those hands and those feet- I always admire well drawn full hands and feet because hot diggity damn they’re hard to draw!)
Also, weird side note: I really love the way you draw hair. It looks very flowy and just very… natural? I don’t know, I’m bad with words when it comes to stuff like this.
Oh, I love this as well! (Also- How cute! Smiles before everything went downhill… Gotta love those! )
Raf looks great, I’m with @Lorikeet in that these both look absolutely fantastic so if this is how you’re scanner hates colored pencils then… well, I don’t even know what to say ‘then’, because they’re just both so amazing!
If you can do profiles then I applaud you tremendously- I find profiles impossible so… wow!
Well I’m back to internet land so I’m happy to answer any questions you have! (Also, to answer your side question: “She/her” for pronouns! )
That is correct!
This is a tricky question since it does involve some fairly major spoilers.
But if you’re asking if they were also friends in college then the answer is ‘yes’.
Both are always villains. (I’m not sure if I should put this in a spoiler or not? It’s kinda a spoiler but at the same time… I’m… conflicted. )
Well, again this is a tricky question due to spoilers.
Short answer: No.
Probably too long and complicated answer: Since Valkyrie and Harbinger always exist no matter who the MC was married to- and they’re always both two of Nickelport’s top villains (#2 and #3, to be exact. With Harbinger behind Valkyrie because… well, if I’m being frank- Harbinger kills and/or injures less people. Almost all of his exploits are bloodless while Valkyrie’s are… less so.)
So, as a result Valkyrie always knows Harbinger, and Harbinger always knows Valkyrie.
… But that doesn’t mean Lucy would think of Harbinger as Rafael Darzi, nor does it mean Raf would think of Valkyrie as Lucille Pinchette.
Now, then! I promised to write some shorts while I was gone- and I did!
I sadly didn’t get to all of them, (3/5 people isn’t too bad) because for some of them I was struggling with how to avoid spoiling any major plot points. So I sadly didn’t get anything done for Lucy or Raf (but I saved them for last either way since they already have some shorts up here).
I also ended up writing two for Eileen. Mainly because I A) Wasn’t all that happy with the first one but it did give me an idea for the second one and B) the first one is more an example of her friendship but the second is more geared towards romancing her, which I wanted to write as well.
Also as a sidenote for V- V’s does contain some spoilers for a future case but I tried to keep those to a minimum. Also I wrote V’s as Vincent since that’s who was specifically asked for when the short was requested.
And my final sidenote for Jacob’s short- His is written later as a scene that would occur much later in the game. I want to try and experiment with a housing system that will actually effect certain mini-events in the MC’s life. (Nothing too major- mostly flavor text whenever the MC is at home… though I’m also playing around the idea that, since some… happenings will effect areas of Nickelport more drastically then others, having the MC be either present for those or hear about them on the news might depend on where they live at the time it happens. It’s a small touch but one I’m considering implementing either way.) Anyway, one thing I do want to implement in the house is that if the MC becomes close enough with their chosen RO, that they could actually live together, and that ROs house will become the MCs house. Jacob’s short is mostly based on me playing around with that idea some, as it would be an example of the “flavor text” style I said I was debating above…
So if you have any thoughts on whether or not you like that kinda idea, and this kinda thing, or otherwise, then be sure to let me know!
But, yeah! Enough talk- here you go!
(actually, you’re going to have to enjoy them in the next post, because I wrote too much… again.)